CLASH Endurance Watkins Glen Event Just Days Away
July 6, 2022
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – CLASH Endurance Watkins Glen taking place this coming weekend, is slated to draw an exciting professional and age group athlete field from around the globe and region. Pros will be competing for the winning titles, major television coverage and a chance at the $12K prize purse. Athletes ranging in age from 10 to 70 years young, will race at the Watkins Glen International Speedway and finish directly into the Finger Lakes Wine Festival! Known as “The Glen,” participants and their families will not only experience all that CLASH Endurance has to offer, but also local activities such as waterfall chasing, kayaking, foodie tours, hiking in scenic state parks and much more.
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The impressive pro field includes CLASH Endurance veterans as well as many new to the CLASH Endurance start line. We are expecting a battle on the men’s side between favorite Jason West and Andrew Starykowicz. Many wonder if Andrew will be able to create a big enough gap to hold off Jason. Athletes like Nick Chase and Taylor Reid will be sure to utilize any moment to attack. The women’s event boasts a larger field with names such as Haley Chura who will use her Olympic-trials swimming experience to race from the front, while Sophie Watts has proven she is ready to run fast despite past injuries. The fields both include athletes with numerous accolades including ITU and IRONMAN Champion titles, Collegiate runners and swimmers and course record holders. Additionally, many of these athletes have overcome challenges in their lives to arrive on race day in Watkins Glen.
Elevating the sport and setting a high bar for triathlon by creating an inclusive atmosphere inside of some of America’s premiere racetracks is part of the CLASH Endurance mission. The unique backdrop for CLASH Endurance Watkins Glen will be showcased twice on FOX Sports One (FS1) on July 27, 2022 at 7 p.m. and 2 a.m. ET. In addition, FSR will make the event available to Canadian viewers on July 29 at 7 p.m. The broadcast will be a docuseries-style format that not only highlights the race and its competitors, but the scenery surrounding the event.
CLASH Endurance®, previously known as CHALLENGENORTHAMERICA, is led by athletes to enhance the athlete race experience and their families to deliver exceptional endurance sports event festivals at iconic speedways across the U.S. Our mission is to advance the sport with family-friendly, professionally managed races for all ages and race abilities. CLASH Endurance has four events in 2022 with growth planned in the year ahead. The popular CLASH Endurance DAYTONA is held at the Daytona International Speedway®, home of “The Great American Race™®”—the Daytona 500. In addition, the new “bucket-list” event among triathletes is CLASH Endurance Miami that took place at the Homestead-Miami Speedway® March 11-13, 2022. The brand is playing host to two new races this year, one is here in Watkins Glen, NY and Atlanta, GA, taking place on July 8-10 and November 11-13, respectively. CLASH Endurance will further expand its portfolio adding more races in 2023, all of which are planned to include professional races with prize purse offerings and will be televised globally.